GT3BB, on 04 May 2012 - 12:09 PM, said:
RINO is closer to SC's brand of Conservatism.
I have never claimed to be a conservative, although many of my political views are much more conservative than GTs..
There is a difference between parroting Rush Limbaugh and expressing a point of view. Alobar and I express our points of view from OUR perspective. GT, on the other hand, expresses OTHER PEOPLES points of view.
Quite frankly "RINO" does fit me, in a literal sense. I registered Republican many, many years ago, when the party was about fair government keeping their nose out of places where it doesn't belong... The party has changed. Gone are some of the great political minds of days past. They have been replaced by bible thumping, divisionist, whackadoodle hypocrites. Hell, when a guy like John Boehner is the voice of reason for the party, you know the GOP has lost its way. Today I'm a Republican in name only because I refuse to associate myself in any way with the extremists calling themselves "Republicans" today.
I'm in favor of socialized medicine
I'm in favor of the legalization of marijuana
I believe that our entire welfare system needs a complete overhaul
I think that the corporate tax rate should be lowered and at the same time we get rid of all government subsidies and tax credits for corporations.
I think the capital gains tax should remain the same
I believe that the cap on social security income ($110,000) should be eliminated completely. (this move alone ensures the solvency of SS for generations)
I believe that America needs to quit being the worlds savior and we need to start investing in our own infrastructure and people.
Now while the first two points, on the surface, will be called "liberal", they are actually very conservative, fiscally speaking. I'd be happy to elaborate...
In the past this would have pained me to do this, but I can say with all sincerity, the San Francisco Forty-Niners were absolutely no fluke. They earned every bit of that two seed and deserve to host a playoff game. Absolutely one of the best in the NFL this season and were so because of a balanced, ball control focused offense, awesome special teams, and truly one of the best defenses ever. Harbaugh a shoe in for Coach of the Year. Congratulations to the Forty Niners and their fans. It has been a long time coming. -SC